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Attitudes and activities of the organized blind: oral history with Allen Jenkins

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Attitudes and activities of the organized blind: oral history with Allen Jenkins


Published 1955-09/1956-01


Description: Recollections of his law career in San Francisco; the Lincoln-Roosevelt Republican League in Berkeley; his work on the California State Railroad Commission (1911-1918); Hiram W. Johnson's administration as governor of Calif.; work with the War Dept., 1918-1919, as surveyor of contracts and with the U.S. Railroad Administration (1919-1920); return to law practice in San Francisco.

Collection Guide: The Regional Oral History Office, 1954-1979

Call Number: Phonotape 260 B

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Source 2 Tapes of 2: 1/4 inch audio tape
Run time 01:38:01
Language English
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Notes

Interviewer: Baum, Willa K.

Content Summary: Tape 1: 1. Intro -- description of Jenkins 2. Social prejudice major problem 3. Example of working blind people 4. Agencies keep blind dependent 5. Agencies more toward indep. How, personnel 6. Blind workers better than sighted in agency work 7. Amer. Foundation for Blind 8. Nursery schools for blind babies 9. Most charities don't get at problem
Tape 2: 10. Passage of Aid to Needy Blind, Aid to Partially Self-supporting Blind 11. Budge of $90, philosophy of asking for public assistance 12. Jenkins' definition of blindness as social 13. Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation 14. Purposes of Orientation Center 15. Field workers, need for early case finding

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